Shortage of good quality raw coloured gemstone in value chain
Contributed by NAMPA.
WINDHOEK, 13 OCT (NAMPA) – Although more raw stones of Namibia's coloured gemstones are being traded, the actual value added to them has dropped over the years.
This concern was raised by the Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy, Kornelia Shilunga when she officially opened a one-day international gemmology conference here on Thursday.
“Today, the coloured gemstone sector is more fragmented than it was in 1990,” she added.
There are fewer Namibians creating jewellery with Namibian-mined co ...